The SPP Regions project has released its Market Engagement Best Practice Report aimed at guiding public procurers in engaging with suppliers in the context of procurement projects where input from the market can improve procurement outcomes.
The report contains practical advice and guidance, using examples of successful processes and actions to demonstrate how market engagement works, including the risks, resources required and first steps for public authorities.
Detailing the various points...
The 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme is about to publish the 2016 Global Review of SPP, a report examining the state of SPP policies and practices undertaken by national governments worldwide as well as the latest global trends in sustainable procurement.
As a preview, the 10YFP SPP Programme invites you to participate next Thursday, 20 April from 13:00 to 14:00 CEST, in a webinar presenting the main results and conclusions of the 2016 Global Review of SPP cov...
Good morning to everyone,
Yesterday, the InnProBio team issued its fourth newsletter. You can read it here: http://innprobio.innovation-procurement.org/newsroom/newsletter/2017/april/
It contains information about several topics: the workshop and market dialogue in Bonn, the first good practice case study developed by the InnProBio team (bio-based cups in the Netherlands), factsheet #4 focused on bio-based products and services as part of the circular economy... Hope you enjoy it.
Make sure you are not missing any news about this project on green public procurement and urban furniture by subscribing to its newsletter: www.life-future-project.eu/index.php?n=1
The third issue will soon be published so do not wait too much!
In this issue you will learn more about the development of the GUF Tool (to know what is hidden behind this, just visit www.life-future-project.eu!), understand how to guarantee the sustainability of plastics through GPP criteria for furniture...
On Thursday 27 April at 14:00 - 15:30 join Procura+ Webinar Réseau Grand Ouest: success stories of SPP from the West of France.
The webinar is a chance to learn about:
Réseau Grand Ouest (RGO) is a sustainable public procurement of innovation network wi...
On 19 October 2017, the second international Congress on Circular Procurement, co-organised by the European Commission (Directorate-General for the Environment), the Estonian Presidency of the EU, Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. In April 2016, the first edition of this congress was held in Amsterdam with 120 experts from Europe and outside attending, with the purpose to raise awareness for...
Dear Hani and Alessandro,
Thanks a lot for all the info. Yes, certainly more communication between buyers and suppliers is needed. This is, for instance, the intention of the market dialogue being organised in Bonn (25 April). By the way, here I share a database of bio-based products that was developed in the OpenBio project: http://www.biobasedeconomy.eu/research/open-bio/database/
Alessandro, thanks for sharing the results of the assessment. We'll certainly read it, as it is very releva...
Voor deze functie binnen het Inkoop- en Aanbestedingscentrum van de Universiteit Utrecht zijn wij op zoek naar nieuw talent! Ga je geen uitdaging uit de weg? Solliciteer dan voor deze startersfunctie!
ICLEI is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Procura+ Awards. The Procura+ Awards reward sustainable and innovative public procurements, showcasing and giving visibility to those procurements which lead to significant improvements of public good, services, process and infrastructure.
The 2016 edition of the Procura+ Awards saw the City of Copenhagen (Denmark), Transport for London (UK) and Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands) win awards for Sustainable Procurement of the Year,...
The presentations and recordings of the EASME webinar on Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions for energy efficiency, project development assistance and financing are now avaiable following the link below:
new European Committee of Regions report on food highlights public procurement
We are pleased to announce the publication of the March issue of the EU GPP News Alert.
In this issue you can read our interview with Marco Glisoni from the Regional Environmental Agency of the Piedmont Region (Italy) about the SPP regions project and the goals of the regional networks for Green Public Procurement (GPP). A report on the activities undertaken to engage the market as well as the new tender models produced as part of the project are also available.
Applications are now open for a doctoral student position to begin working on business case methodologies with the ICT implementing agency for the Netherlands Water Boards, Het Waterschapshuis. The doctoral project will focus on the economic analysis of the recent EU legislation on innovation procurement. Responsibilities will include:
Time has come to Save-the-Date for the eafip Workshop for public procurers in the sector of Transport and Mobility which will be held at the Square – Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium on 16th June 2017! More information at the here http://eafip.eu/events/workshops/transport/
The workshop will be held in English and attendance is free of charge.
The MAVA Foundation is launching a call for proposals to build public sector expertise in preparing, procuring, de-risking and financing sustainable infrastructure projects.
The MAVA Foundation will award one grant each, to two different recipients. Each grant will be of the value CHF 500,000. We seek proposals that cover 2 years of activity.
How to Apply?
Applicants are invited to consult the Call ‘Building public sector expertise on the deployment of sustainable infrastructure’...
PRO-LITE features in Lighting Journal - https://issuu.com/matrixprint/docs/lighting_journal_nov_dec_2016
Yes, sorry the competition closed on 15 March. I posted it here as an interesting approach which public authorities can look at for encouraging innovative solutions from the market to local issues - giving value to local waste streams in this case.
I checked through TED and this seemed to be the only recent example of a design competition being used for anything other than the usual architectural/construction projects. So it seems this is definitely not common - I'll try and fi...
I would like to share with you this animated video the UrbanWINS team has produced to present the project, its approach and goals. Hope you enjoy it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL0qX1oXOMg
UrbanWINS is a three-year EU-funded project that aims at developing and testing methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention and management in eight pilot cities: Cremona, Albano Laziale, Pomezia and Torino (Italy); Leiria (Portugal); Bucha...
In November 2016, 4 Consortia won the HNSciCloud tender and started to develop the designs for the hybrid cloud platform. At the beginning of February 2017, the four consortia met at CERN to present their proposals to the buyers. After the submission of their designs, the consortia were asked to prepare their bids for the prototyping phase.
In early April the winners of the bids to build prototypes will be announced at CERN during the “Launching the Helix Nebula Science Cloud Prototype P...
Procurement Forum colleagues,
We just announced the speaker lineup for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council’s SPLC Summit 2017 taking place May 8-10 in Denver, Colorado. If you're interested in attending, use the MEMBERREFERRAL discount code to get 10% off when registering.
Founded in 2013, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council convenes buyers, suppliers, and public interest advocates to develop programs that simplify and standardize sustainable purchasi...
Registration closes Friday, March 16 for the upcoming lecture and webinar on The Law and Economics of EU Innovation Procurement, on March 20, 2017 (16.00 CET) by the Corvers-MSM Chair in Innovation Procurement at the Maastricht School of Management (MSM). This lecture will provide an overview of the economic, legal and practical considerations behind Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP), Public Procurements for Innovative Solutions (PPI) and the Innovation Partnership. We will cover rationales fo...
ik ben het inderdaad helemaal met je eens wat betreft de wet en dat de aankopen gestandariseerd in de markt verkrijgbaar moeten etc.. Innovatie kan echter wel een belangrijke factor zijn voor het instellen van een DAS. Er zijn organisaties die op dit moment hun afvalverwerking en transport aanbesteden via een DAS. Jaarlijks worden er voor 14 afvalstromen nieuwe leveranciers gezocht. Hierbij gaat het dan juist om welke leverancier het meest vooruitstrevend is op het gebied van...
TAKE PART IN A NEW EU GPP CRITERIA FOR PUBLIC SPACE MAINTENANCE
European Commission is looking for active participation from stakeholders in this new GPP product. We have designed a questionnaire for the development of the EU GPP Criteria for Public Space Maintenance. Find eclose the questionnaire.
Further questions or registration by sending an email to